FX’ New Comedy 2013: Legit
Cable channel FX has by now pretty strong line of comedies, such as It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Louie (starring Louis CK) and Wilfred (Starring Elijah Wood and Australian actor Jason Gann). Two new comedies will join that list this summer in late June (Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen) and Strangely Uplifting (starring comedian Brandt Russel).
In the first announcement regarding its midseason schedule, FX has announce a new scripted comedy, Legit, that will premiere in January 2013 on the channel. Legit will combine some trends the network has followed in recent years: it will star Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, and in that sense it is similar to Louie and the upcoming Brandt Russel show, as well as to Wilfred, whose co-star Gann is Australian.
Here’s a clip for a taste of the series’ star, Jim Jefferies, material. He can play good-cop-bad-cop with Louis CK:
Legit‘s first season will have 13 episodes. It was co-created by Peter O’Fallon and Jefferies, and is about comedian Jim (Jefferies) and his misguided attempts to become legitimate in life. He is encouraged in his quest by his best friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve’s brother Billy (D.J. Qualls). O’Fallon (The Riches), who directed the pilot, Jefferies, Rick Cleveland (Nurse Jackie) and Lisa Blum are the EPs.